Strong Communities

PEC’s approach to tackling environmental issues includes building resilient, sustainable and engaged communities.


PEC Calls on U.S. Senators To Stop Mountain Valley Pipeline

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On Earth Day, The Piedmont Environmental Council joined 24 groups and 17 members of the General Assembly in a letter to U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner unequivocally outlining the environmental and social justice impacts of the Mountain Valley ...
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Loudoun Update – Rt. 15 North & Zoning Ordinance

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The following text was sent out as a PEC email alert. To sign up for alerts visit pecva.org/signup. Local Land Use Update Dear Supporter, I can’t believe it is already May...it's been a busy spring! A number of important local ...
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PEC Signs Letter Asking National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board to Reduce Transportation Emissions, Sprawl

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Sprawling highways in Loudoun County, Virginia. Photo by Hugh Kenny/PEC On May 1, The Piedmont Environmental Council joined 34 other groups around Virginia, D.C. and Maryland in signing on to a joint letter from the Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) ...
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Lessons from Loudoun: What can Albemarle County learn from Loudoun County’s Rural Roads Program?

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Albemarle County (Virginia) has a well-defined boundary between its residential and commercial area, which is organized as neighborhoods (surrounding the independent City of Charlottesville), and a much larger distinctly rural area. That preserved countryside is a significant part of the ...
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Rivanna Bridge Update

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Rendering: VBH via VDOT As you may know, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Board voted last week to pursue VDOT SMARTSCALE funding for a pedestrian bridge connecting Pantops and Woolen Mills at the end of Market Street (the Wool Factory) ...
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